Why greatness cannot be planned
Kenneth O. Stanley

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Why greatness cannot be planned

the myth of the objective

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English
Pages
141

Why does modern life revolve around objectives? From how science is funded, to improving how children are educated -- and nearly everything in-between -- our society has become obsessed with a seductive illusion: that greatness results from doggedly measuring improvement in the relentless pursuit of an ambitious goal. In [this book], Stanley and Lehman begin with a surprising scientific discovery in artificial intelligence that leads ultimately to the conclusion that the objective obsession has gone too far. They make the case that great achievement can't be bottled up into mechanical metrics; that innovation is not driven by narrowly focused heroic effort; and that we would be wiser (and the outcomes better) if instead we whole-heartedly embraced serendipitous discovery and playful creativity. Controversial at its heart, yet refreshingly provocative, this book challenges readers to consider life without a destination and discovery without a compass.

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Table of Contents

Questioning Objectives.-Victory for the Aimless
The Art of Breeding Art
The False Compass
The Interesting and the Novel
Long Live the Treasure Hunter
Unshackling Education
Unchaining Innovation
Farewell to the Mirage
Case Study 1: Reinterpreting Natural Evolution
Case Study 2: Objectives and the Quest for AI.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
570.3
Library of Congress
B105.G63 S736 2015, QH324.25, Q334-342

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 141 pages
Number of pages
141

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27204908M
ISBN 10
3319155237
ISBN 13
9783319155234
OCLC/WorldCat
900306366

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